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Sea Buckthorn


BOTANICAL NAME: Hippophae Rhamnoides

EXTRACTION: Cold-pressed

DESCRIPTION: Sea buckthorn (Hippophae Rhamnoides) is a spiny shrub or tree with bright red or yellow berries indigenous to the coastal and mountainous regions of Europe and northern Asia. Sea buckthorn seed oil is a yellow or pale orange liquid and has a strong musky scent. The oil has a long history of curing skin ailments. The Ancient Greeks used sea buckthorn for its healing properties as early as 212 B.C. Its use in Tibet dates back to the Tang Dynasty (618-907 A.D) where it is referenced to in medical texts. Sea buckthorn oil has very high levels of carotenes to protect skin. Soothing essential fatty acids and phytosterols support collagen production. Sea buckthorn oil is an unsurpassed source of vitamins A and E, carotenes and flavonoids.

KEY COMPONENTS: Palmitic, palmitoleic, oleic, linoleic, linolenic acids

FOUND IN: Reflector SPF 30 Facial Sun Protection